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https://www.duolingo.com/Macjory

A question about translation tiers:

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Do people on higher translation tiers spend time checking translations by people on lower tiers?

(Inquiring minds want to know!)

3 years ago

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/no.name.42
no.name.42
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I normally like to upvote, edit or translate most of the sentences in a document that I'm translating. As I am on tiers five and six this does involve upvoting a fair number of people on lower tiers.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ConaireMor
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I see you're level 23 in french (I'm guessing from english) but when I went to your profile it shows lower levels which maybe means you've switched your base language. What two or more languages do you learn from?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/no.name.42
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I'm doing the French from Spanish tree. Whenever I do immersion I switch to French or Spanish from English.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Macjory
Macjory
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I'm glad to hear that people on higher tiers are willing to spend time helping those on lower tiers. Like Deborah, I really appreciate good edits of my work: it's one way to keep learning. And I try to 'pay it forward' by doing the same for others.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ConaireMor
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I do sometimes. I'll go through and just review an article. But I'll only bother reading stuff translated by my tier or lower cause unless I'm interested in the topic, my vote can't do anything for the original translator. I'm tier 4 now.

Also, as long as I'm at their tier or higher, I'll check everything cause a lot of times a sentence will go black long before they've gotten the max number of votes on it that will affect their tier. Like a lot of times long 30+ word sentences will get one or 2 votes and go black when 6+ votes on that one sentence can go towards the tier.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/deborahmensch
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I do spend some time on it. Mostly I check sentences in gray. But sometimes, if I'm finding my way into the language and subject of an article, I'll check a paragraph or two in black before the point where I'll be translating to see what the article is talking about, and if I find errors there, I'll edit them.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/deborahmensch
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And I really appreciate when others make good corrections to my translations. The mangling edits, not so much. :) But I love it when more-expert translators can help me understand a phrase better.

3 years ago